Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blush and Bashful

My friend Susan and her friend Donna ( a party planner from Virginia) threw the GIRLIEST pink baby shower, and I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the event! In Donna's words, here is how the party came together...

I recently had the pleasure of designing a baby shower for my best friend's niece Lauren. When my best friend Susan Hart approached me about designing this shower, she had a clear vision of what she wanted. Her request, simple, LOTS of pink and whimsy.
In order to make this vision a reality, the party literally started at the front door.



To greet guests…yards of tulle, a feather boa wrapped 'I' and a tray of sparkling pink champagne with paper butterflies perched upon each glass.








My inspiration for this shower came from recently learning how to make tu-tus. I was looking for a cute homemade gift I could give to some of my friends kids and discovered a great tu-tu tutorial on Mommy blessings blog. From there, I wanted to make tu-tus for everything… hence the giant tu-tu on the sweets table.




The idea of the onesie garland makes for great shower décor as well as a perfect shower gift. All I did was design a graphic that matches the décor of the shower. Printed it out onto iron-on transfer paper (don't forget to flip the design before you print). Cut out the design and iron onto each onsie.


there was 1 for each month of the baby's first year...PRECIOUS!




One of my favorite activities of the shower was the photo booth. Each guest was instructed to get gussied up in tiaras, necklaces, cocktail rings and boas and have their picture taken with Lauren, the mommy-to-be. I think the photo booth really helped the guests to let loose, as did the mom-to-be.








Your's truly took the photos...I had a BLAST!  It was such a fun activity at a party, it seems as though you are never too old to get dressed up and get silly


Another beautiful touch was the wishing tree, made of branches from Susan's yard and some spraypaint and added sparkle and paper butterflies. Guests wrote a wish for Lauren and Baby Isabella on a card and tied it to the tree



Don't say baby was a game in which each guest was pinned with one of Donna's homemade silk flowers. If you heard someone say baby you could take their flower. Whoever had the most at the end of the shower won a prize!

 
The guests left with homemade brown sugar scrub in jars that Donna made, topped with mini party poms!



The party planners...

Susan and Donna's attention to detail made this a gorgeous, fun and special day for Lauren and baby Isabella!

19 comments:

  1. Holy Moly!! What a darling baby shower! I can't imagine a better way of incorporating all things girly!

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  2. Amazing! I really need to finally get the chance to throw a baby girl shower. It seems that everyone around me keeps having boys. Truly adorable ideas here. xo

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  3. this looks so much fun! love the pacifier-filled vases!

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  4. PINK! wow how beautiful! i love the tulle skirt around the table! thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very pretty! Love the tulle around the table. Such a cute touch

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  6. How gorgeous!!! I am so going to "borrow" your onesie idea. Too cute. And the tulle around the table is precious. Great job!

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  7. Wow! I'm totally copying this for a shower I'm throwing :) Can you post the body scrub recipe???

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  8. Soooo cute! Love the tutu around the table! It is so stinkin' cute!!! I'm going to share this on my facebook page, Pirates-n-Princesses. Check it out!!

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  9. Blush and Bashful - if that was a nod to Steel Magnolis I totally got it. ;) LOVE the look of this shower. And love the sheekness of doing the "don't say baby" game with flowers instead of clothespins like I have usually seen it done.

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  10. I love this!! Stunning!

    Ellie @ Mammy Made

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  11. Beautiful and FUN! love the tutu around the table.

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  12. I love the tutu on the table. I made one but I am not sure how to attach to table. How did you do it?

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  13. I love the tutu on the table. I made one but I am not sure how to attach to table. How did you do it?

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  14. How did you make the tutu for the table? I want to make one for my daughter's birthday party:-) stacychurch@gmail.com

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  15. I enjoy the tutu on your table. You are so creative and I love the skirted as well - so flirty. Love how you pulled everything to make this fabulous birthday party.

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  16. I love the tutu around the table... it is beautiful how did you make it because i would love to have it for my baby shower coming up in a couple of weeks. Could you email me at jthurston111@rams.wssu.edu

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  17. hiya, i stumbled here by checking pinterest, the big pink tissue thingy balls hanging got my eye and was hoping for a tutorial? if you could direct me to one i would really appreciate it, even to just know what they are called would help lol tnx in advance

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  18. Hi guys! The party planner is working on getting a tutorial for the tutu table, and once she does that I will link back to it on the blog. Also, those are called Tissue Poms (I got the tutorial from marthastewart.com) Thanks!

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  19. Love the tutu table skirt, so adorable!

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